backdrop against which F0 is interpreted linguistically”. Tonal coherence within the prosodic phrase 73 However, Liberman and Pierrehumbert (1984) show that the major factors shaping the F0 contour are local ones, and, consequently, that it is not necessary to assume any time-dependent declination. The downward trend of F0 is explained by a combination of a… (More)
Figure 4.1 Speech wave and F0 contour of the prosodic phrase så nu kan jag ju sitta en (p) en timme ‘so now I can sit down for an (p) an hour’ (Oss_om3). Since there is no accent to be subjected to downstep after the phrase-internal pause, the F0 value of the last accent L before the pause is maintained.